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Sept. 13, 2021, 11:20 a.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Albania, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belarus, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, Comoros, Costa Rica, Croatia, Cuba, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, France, Gabon, Hungary, Indonesia, Italy, Jordan, Macedonia, Montenegro, Morocco, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, Sweden, Syria, Thailand, Turkey, Vanuatu
Variables: LRW-SCALE-12

3.0
June 15, 2021, 10:20 p.m.
Countries: Burma/Myanmar, Cambodia, East Timor, Eritrea, India, Indonesia, Israel, Kyrgyzstan, Madagascar, Mauritius, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Turkmenistan, United Kingdom, United States, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: PW-SCALE-1

2.0
June 8, 2021, 10:37 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: PW-PRACTICE-2

"The practice of polygamy also continued, an Expert noted, along with other customary provisions that discriminated against women in family relations... There was currently no legal requirement for the registration of customary marriages. The Government would look into this possibility. Polygamy would be a sensitive issue to legislate on" (para 38-39).
May 24, 2021, 2:10 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 89% of births in Vanuatu were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 49).
May 24, 2021, 2:07 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: DACH-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Vanuatu was 14.2 per 10,000 population" (p 64).
May 24, 2021, 2:06 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"From 2010-2018 the density of nursing and midwifery personnel in Vanuatu was 14.2 per 10,000 population" (p 64).
May 24, 2021, 1:55 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: MISA-DATA-1

In 2016, the prevalence of anaemia in women of reporducticve age (15-49 years) in Vanuatu was 24.0% (p 72).
May 14, 2021, 10:42 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: ATC-DATA-4

Vanuatu signed the CEDAW Optional Protocol on 17 May 2007.
May 3, 2021, 9:14 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: ATC-DATA-2

"Vanuatu signed and ratified the Convention, with no reservations, on 13 April 1995. The initial report, due to the Committee in 1996, was not submitted because of a misunderstanding of reporting obligations. Vanuatu ratified the Optional Protocol on 17 May 2007" (pg 1).
April 19, 2021, 4:21 p.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahrain, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Djibouti, East Timor, Eritrea, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Israel, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Mexico, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Nigeria, North Korea, Oman, Palestine, Philippines, Qatar, Russia, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-2

3.0
April 19, 2021, 3:55 p.m.
Countries: Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Moldova, Mongolia, Morocco, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Saudi Arabia, Sierra Leone, Suriname, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, United States, Uruguay, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-3

2.0
April 19, 2021, 3:54 p.m.
Countries: Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Barbados, Belgium, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Cape Verde, Chad, Chile, China, Comoros, Congo, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, D R Congo, Denmark, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gambia, Georgia, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, Honduras, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Liberia, Libya, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Macedonia, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Maldives, Mali, Malta, Mauritania, Mauritius, Moldova, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, North Korea, Norway, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Qatar, Romania, Rwanda, Serbia, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Korea, Spain, Suriname, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Syria, Taiwan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam
Variables: AOM-SCALE-2

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April 16, 2021, 6:32 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: CUST-LAW-4

Vanuatu does not have restrictions on adoption of children of a certain sex based on the sex and marital status of the adoptive parent.
April 7, 2021, 10:31 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: CRPLB-PRACTICE-1

"In 2020, 89% of births in Vanuatu were attended by skilled health personnele" (p 49).
April 7, 2021, 10:16 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: DACH-DATA-1

"In 2016, the life expectancy at birth in Vanuatu was 70.1 years for males and 74.1 years for females" (p 46).
April 2, 2021, 9:47 a.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: IM-DATA-1

"In 2018, the under-five mortality rate in Vanuatu was 26 per 1000 live births" (p 49).
March 31, 2021, 3:37 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: MMR-SCALE-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Vanuatu was 72 per 100,000 live births" (p 49).
March 31, 2021, 3:22 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2017, the maternal mortality ratio for women in Vanuatu was 72 per 100,000 live births" (p 49).
March 30, 2021, 7:40 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: MMR-DATA-1

"In 2020 the maternal mortality ratio for women in Vanuatu was 72 per 100,000 live births" (p 49).
March 30, 2021, 7:31 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: DACH-DATA-3

"From 2010-2019 the proportion of women in Vanuatu of reproductive age who have their need for family planning satified with modern methods is 50.7%" (p 56).
March 19, 2021, 3:56 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: BR-DATA-1

"The adolescent birth rate from 2010-2018 in Vanuatu is 51.2 per 1000 women aged 15-19 years" (p 56).
March 8, 2021, 9:44 a.m.
Countries: Albania, Algeria, Angola, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bahamas, Barbados, Belarus, Belize, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Fiji, Georgia, Ghana, Indonesia, Israel, Jamaica, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Libya, Lithuania, Madagascar, Malaysia, Mongolia, Mozambique, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Suriname, Trinidad/Tobago, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, United States, Uruguay, Uzbekistan, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia
Variables: MULTIVAR-SCALE-1

3.0
Jan. 18, 2021, 3:46 p.m.
Countries: Afghanistan, Algeria, Angola, Bahamas, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Botswana, Brazil, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Burma/Myanmar, Cameroon, Central African Rep, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Comoros, Costa Rica, Cote D'Ivoire, D R Congo, Djibouti, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritius, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, New Zealand, Niger, Nigeria, Oman, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Poland, Qatar, Rwanda, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad/Tobago, Uganda, United Arab Emirates, Vanuatu, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe
Variables: ABO-SCALE-1

3.0
Dec. 21, 2020, 8:35 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: DTCP-LAW-1

No mention of customary law against women (CODER COMMENT)
Dec. 3, 2020, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: TRAFF-LAW-1

“The Committee is concerned at the absence of a law to prevent, suppress and punish trafficking in persons, in particular women and girls” (6) According to the Committee, there are no laws to prevent, suppress, or punish trafficking in Vanuatu (MLB-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 3, 2020, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: MARR-PRACTICE-5

“The Committee…is further concerned about the persistence of harmful practices such as bride price” (5).
Dec. 3, 2020, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: GP-DATA-5

“The Committee…notes the establishment of a high-level working group to address women’s access to justice, and that legal assistance is provided through the Public Solicitor’s Office” (3). “The Committee…remains concerned, however, about the insufficient human, technical and financial resources allocated to the Department [Women’s Affairs] to date to coordinate and work effectively for the promotion of gender equality and gender mainstreaming in all policies and programmes across all sectors and levels of government” (3) The Committee believes that the government’s financial support for the department is insufficient (MLB-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 3, 2020, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: LBHO-LAW-2

“[T]he Municipalities Act in 2013…introduced a 30 per cent quota for women’s representation in all municipal councils” (4).
Dec. 3, 2020, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: SEGI-PRACTICE-1

“The Committee recommends that the State party: (a) Raise women’s awareness of their rights and of the means to enforce them, in cooperation with civil society organizations, in particular on the outer islands” (3) The Committee recommends that the State party partner with civil society organizations. Thus, there must be civil society organizations present in Vanuatu (MLB-CODER COMMENT).
Dec. 3, 2020, 3:47 p.m.
Countries: Vanuatu
Variables: ATFPA-PRACTICE-2

“The Committee is concerned…at the persistence of discriminatory gender stereotypes and patriarchal attitudes regarding the roles and responsibilities of women and men in society and in the family, which prevent women from asserting their rights and actively participating in decision - making and other aspects of political and public life. The Committee is particularly concerned about the insufficient measures taken to address the prevalence of such discriminatory stereotypes” (4-5) According to the Committee, Vanuatu experiences patriarchal attitudes in both society and the family. The Committee also believes that the government has done very little to intervene and change these discriminatory practices (MLB-CODER COMMENT).